The Manila Philippines Temple

The Manila Philippines Temple

of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


In 1970 the Church had only one meeting house in the Philippine Islands. At that time Ezra Taft Benson, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve prophesied that the Church would grow dramatically and that a temple would be built in the Philippines. Ten years later his prophecy was fulfilled. The Manila Temple includes graceful arches and an arched colonnade similar to those of traditional Spanish Colonial architecture.

The temple was announced in April 1981.
Ground was broken and construction begun on 25 August 1982.
The cornerstone was laid and the temple dedicated on 25-27 September 1984.
There are 3 Sealing rooms and 4 Ordinance rooms in the 19,388 square foot temple.
The tallest (east center) spire is 115 feet tall.
The Manila Temple serves stakes in the Philippines, Micronesia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, India and part of Burma.

I have not yet found any pictures of the interior.

Rooms not Pictured:
The Baptistry
All 3 Sealing Rooms
The 4 Ordinance Rooms
The Celestial Room


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